Clubs/societies

 

4-H Club

Executive body 2012-2013:
President - Shevier Sandcroft Vice President - Amanda Bent
Secretary/Treasurer - Kyria Simpson Asst. Secretary/Treasurer - Javonie Brown
Head of Foods - Jeehan Nembhard Head of Agriculture - Nerissa Williams
Head of Clothing & Textiles - Tajera Spence

Elections were held on October 8, 2012 to select members for different positions on the executive board in the club. It was a very stiff competition for the positions. These elections were led by Ms. Taylor and Mrs. Wright, staff coordinators for the club. We know that the chosen ones will carry out their duties as expected.

Throughout the year we did some exciting activities such as designing cups and plates using paint and also selling snacks and sweets. The club members thought of some creative ideas and expressed themselves on the cups and plates. In the end beautiful artwork was created. We would like to thank Mrs. Robinson for her guidance to produce the beautiful designs that were done.

The selling of snacks and sweets was supported not only by students and club members but also by teachers. We would like to acknowledge all the club members who helped to make the selling a success. Proceeds from this went to our booth at the annual 4-H Nyammin’s and Jammin’s and also towards the training sessions for the students who participated in various activities for the 4-H Achievement Day.

Last year we had a booth at the annual 4-H Nyammin’s and Jammin’s. It did not go as well as we had planned because we did not get enough support and ended up making a loss. However, we will continue to work hard for next year’s activities.

As with previous years we will once again be participating in various competitions for the 4-H Parish Achievement Day. Last year we were very successful in achieving many medals and awards. We hope to achieve many more this year. Some competitions we will be participating in are goat and bee care, bun making, vegetable juicing, drink making, meal preparation and table setting.

The training sessions for the various competitions were held and we were successful in them. Club members who participated indicated that they have learnt a lot and they now have enough information to help them prepare for the competitions.

This year we hope for more success for the club and that members will continue to strive for excellence.

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BEST Club

The BEST Club of Mt. Alvernia High School thrives in everything to do its best and follow the acronym for which it stands BEST- Brilliant Excellent Students in Training.

For the school year 2012-2013 BEST club undertook an arts and crafts project which entailed making jewellery boxes out of Popsicle sticks which were decorated and varnished and distributed to the less fortunate children of SOS Children’s Home. We also engaged in our annual clean up activity of the Sports day and Fun day events taking it a step further this year and cleaning up every classroom; wiping down the desks and the chalkboards.

As the year drew to an end we bid farewell to our grade 11 members who were leaving to prepare for their Caribbean Secondary Examinations popularly referred to as CSEC recognising a special member who had actively participated and regularly attended meeting despite their academic obligations. The BEST club does have room for improvement and plans to engage in several additional activities in the hopes of improving the Brilliance and Excellence in every member.

Some future ideas for projects in which the Best Club can be involved include marching parade where we display our skills in following commands, visiting children's homes such as Blossom Gardens, can drives, toy drives, unique arts and crafts, interclub and interschool competitions.

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Book Club

As the Vice President of the Mount Alvernia High School Book Club for the academic year 2012-2013, it is a privilege to give a report on the happenings of the club. It is one of the smallest clubs in the school with 28 members. Meetings are held on Tuesdays commencing at 2:45 p.m. under the administration of Ms. Heather Ridgard. Each Tuesday several activities take place. Stories from the Daily Observer are read to members and discussions take place.

Alongside discussions members play different games and enter into a fun zone. Games such as dominoes, scrabble, Ludo, cards and Chinese checkers along with others are played.

These games provide an opportunity for students to release and enjoy themselves in an orderly fashion. The playing of games is also important for our academic development. These games were carefully chosen for the "quick thinking" that they force people to do.

This year the club was able to provide its members with pins and all are happy with that achievement.

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Chess Club

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Clean and Tidy Committee

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Dancing Theater

The Mount Alvernia High School Dance Troupe had a very productive year 2011-2012. The dance group represented the school in the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) dance competition. We had our annual Season of Dance and even performed for Prince Harry.

The most outstanding troupe of the Mount Alvernia High School entered twenty-one (21) pieces into the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) Dance Competition. Our dance troupe surpassed the elimination round and went straight ahead to the parish final held on Saturday May 12, 2012 at the St. John’s Methodist Church. Here we were awarded with ten (10) gold medals, ten (10) silver medals and one (1) bronze medal. The gold medal entries were then advanced to the National Final which was held in Kingston at The National Indoors Sport Centre on Saturday July 4, 2012.

Once again the Mount Alvernia High Dance Troupe performed with excellence. At the national finals, we were awarded with six (6) national gold medals out of the ten (10) that had advanced along with additional awards for the highest overall score in Class 5, which was given to ‘Widow’s Wedding’ as well as for the best dance tutor which was given to Mrs. Marlene Pitter-Sloley. Also, in the dance year, the dancers performed for Prince Harry on Kokomo Island (Sandals Resort, Montego Bay) while he was here in Jamaica, visiting in March. We performed at the Caribbean Bankers Conference. Once again we did an excellent job.

The dance year could not have been completed without the Annual Season of Dance which was put on by the Mount Alvernia High Dance Troupe. This was held on May 5th and May 6th 2012 at the Fairfield Theatre. There, the dance troupe showcased their twenty-one dances for our family and friends. The show was well supported for the theatre was filled and there were supporters without seats on both nights.

The dance year 2011-2012 was a very successful one for the dancers performed our ultimate best at every event that we were a part of and we did it with pride and excellence, like true dancers.

The year 2012 to 2013 is expected to be an even greater year, as we are in the process of preparing 22 new dance pieces for our upcoming Parish Finals. These pieces will also be performed at our Annual Season of Dance.

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Debating Club

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Environment Watch Club

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Franciscan Youth For Christ

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Girls Guide

Executive body 2012-2013:

Pershenia McGann Tiwanna Ritchie
Shalee Manning Shannakay Thomas
Staff coordinator – N. Morand

Throughout 2012-2013 the Girls Guide Association has had a tremendous year. Our first meeting held saw a number of new members registered. The following Wednesday a test was given based on the History of Girls Guide. The growing membership has resulted in camaraderie and overall good relationship in the club.

This school year our activities were based on the rules of the club in order to aid in our approach to different situations. In addition, our awareness of nature was further enhanced where members wrote a poem entitled "Appreciation of Nature" which was an exciting session. One project that we have been working on is the maintenance of the grassy area which has been a success. Our aim is also to work in the school’s garden to enhance our environment. The Girls Guide Association is looking forward to another successful school year based on their aims. The endless effort to exemplify kindness, unity, appreciation of nature amongst the membership will continue to be embraced.

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Heritage Club

Executive body 2012-2013:

Karolene Clarke – President Anishka Grizzle – Vice President
Gabriel Phang – Secretary Sanseya Kerr – Vice Secretary
Leshawn Doeman – Treasurer Chana-Gaye Findlay – P.R.O. (lower school)
Abigale Murray – P.R.O. (upper school) Taylor-Marie Williams – Sargeant
Kerrian Medley – Sargeant Dominique Reece – Sargeant

Without a Past, There is no Future" is the motto of the Mount Alvernia High School Heritage Club. The Heritage Club was formed to educate, enhance and showcase our Jamaican culture.

The Mt. Alvernia High School Heritage Club comprises 103 club members. This club showcases individual as well as group talents. This helps students to build social skills, confidence and cooperation.

Over the years, the Mt. Alvernia High School Heritage Club has been led by Mrs. Prince-Smith with the help of Mrs. Haddo-Ricketts and Mrs. Patterson. Heritage Club is held every Wednesday after school in the 73 classroom. Our activities have fused cultural customs and modern traditions. Our activities now include craft, singing (Jamaican based songs such as Folklore, Reggae etc.), indoor and outdoor games, voluntary painting, farming crops such as corn and our most recent activities movie days and karaoke.

The Heritage Club has annual events such as "The Heritage Queen Competition" and cake sale.

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Information Communication Technology Club

Executive body 2012-2013:

Tahgera Clayton – President Kadiann Allison – Vice President
Tanash Roye – Treasurer Nicquet Lawrence – Asst. Treasurer
Tash-Marie McFarlane – Secretary Roana Spence – Asst. Secretary
P.R.O. – Brihana Carey Leshaun Doeman – Sargeant
Anyaiya Gordon – Sargeant Rayann Clarke – Sargeant
Sabrina Brown – Sargeant

The Information and Communications Technology Club (I.C.T.C.) is a great way for students to interact while learning about information technology. It is held every Tuesday at approximately 3 p.m. except the first Tuesday of each month due to staff meetings. There are approximately 50 members in the club including the executive body. The club commences with devotion, followed by welcome and notices and then pending or previous business matters are discussed.

At the first meeting each month a quiz is held which challenges the members to utilize their knowledge of information technology. Competitions are held at the second meetings which enable students to use the computer in craft and design. In the third week of meetings members are allowed to explore and surf the Internet. All meetings adjourn at 4 p.m.

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Inter School Christian Fellowship

The Inter School Christian Fellowship with its motto: “To know Christ and to make Him known”, has been in Jamaica for over 60 years and is an official club in our school. ISCF meetings are held every Tuesday in 74 classroom at 3 pm. ISCF has been a source of spiritual empowerment to youth as they navigate through difficult teenage years; ISCF helps students in allowing themselves to be used by God and do awesome things in their churches and communities. The election of the new executive body commenced on September 2012. Fasting and prayer are held every Wednesday: during lunch, ISCF members join in prayer for the spiritual empowerment of our school and club members. In the month of March, club members went to Moneague College in St. Ann for the annual ISCF Rally. The event was motivating and worthwhile; ISCF members were truly blessed by the empowering messages they received. Also, members of the ISCF dance group participated in the dance competition and were placed second nationally.

ISCF week: April 15-20, 2013, was operated under the main theme: “Obey and Live-Disobey and Die”. General devotion was conducted on Monday, April 15 and Friday, April 19 by ISCF members with the assistance of Mrs Williams, our staff advisor. On Monday, April 15, Pastor Hall from Mellow FM, gave a serious message that was based on our main theme: “Obey and Live- Disobey and Die”. The Cornwall College ISCF group joined us for General devotion on Friday, April 19 under the theme: “Time for Change, Stand OUT”! During the week, group members raised funds for our treat at the Garland’s Children Home in Anchovy. On Friday, April 19, a social was held for the ISCF members in the area. The schools that attended were: Cornwall College, Anchovy High, St. James High, Mt. Salem Primary and Garland’s Primary. Well- known gospel artistes Claudius England and DJ Troy ministered to members. The social was fun and had a truly inspiring message.

On Saturday April 20, ISCF members visited the Garland’s Children Home. We had devotion with them and shared the word of the Lord; played fun games and activities, then handed out individual gifts.

This ISCF year (2012-2013) was a life-changing experience for members; we truly fulfilled our motto of “knowing Christ and making Him known”.

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Key Club

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Peer Leader

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Photo Imaging Club (PIC)

President: Jhanelle Brown

The aims and ambitions of the new PIC executive for 2012-2013 were to maintain the high standards set by our predecessors, as well using photography as a means of advocacy in our school. Teachers who oversee our club are Mr. Robert McGill and Mr. Ryan Sinclair, along with the executive body: President Jhanelle Brown, Vice-president Yashel Monteith, secretary Samoi Shaw, Treasurer Rori Hendricks and PRO Sasha-Gaye Walker.

The club has grown tremendously. The number of our members has increased along with their zeal and involvement in various competitions.

Two students, Jhanelle Brown and Gleneisha Martin entered the Jamaica National Foundation Resolution project. The assignment: “Heroes in our community”. From this assignment twelve students across the island were selected to be a part of the Gleaner’s Capture Kingston 24 hour photo-shoot. Our president was included. In the JN competition Mt Alvernia topped the schools in the St James area with 220 points. Jhanelle gained 164 points and Gleneisha 56.

Gleneisha Martin also entered the Earth Day competition under the theme “Water Conservation Life’s Preservation”, results are pending.

The teachers in charge of the club worked with members of PIC in achieving their goals through photography. The 2012-2013 year was a good one for the Photo Imaging Club.

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Prefects

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Quiz Club

The Quiz Club, headed by Ms. Allie and Ms. P. Lawrence, is held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 2:45 pm to 4:30 pm. The main objectives of this club are to reinforce teamwork, boost confidence, encourage quick thinking and engender a real sense of pride in pupils.

On a normal day we would commence with devotion and then move right into our activities. Our club coordinators would provide us with information and it is then the duty of the members to carry out their research and see what they can contribute. Each member would be given a specific task by the teachers to be researched, depending on their areas of specialization.

When training, we would usually have quiz members from other schools joining us and this oftentimes helps us to be prepared for the national School’s Challenge Quiz competition. As we get nearer to the date for our match we meet every day until 5:30 pm. Last year, 2012, our members entered the competition. Although they did not move on to the second round they represented us well and we are all proud of them.

In this year’s season of the quiz we went through round one with the scores being 26 to 13. We were sent on to Round Two, where we lost against our opponents, Ruseas. The scores were quite good – 31 to 27 – and the girls really put up a fight from the start to the end of the game.

Being a member of the quiz club makes us into more well-rounded, disciplined young ladies to face the outside world. Over the years the quiz club has done well and we will strive to do even better for the years to come.

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Red Cross

Executive body 2012-2013:

Monique Clayton – President Nekesha Dandy – 1st Vice President
Audrey-Ann Dixon – 2nd Vice President Abigail Parris – Secretary
Jamila Brown – Asst. Secretary Jessy Bryan – Treasurer
K'Andre Cole – Asst. Treasurer Jamellia Morris – P.R.O.
Club coordinator – N. Morand

The Red Cross Organization is an international humanitarian movement founded and established by Swiss humanitarian, Jean Henri Dunant, with an aim of voluntary services and to aid the needy and suffering. The preservation of life, protecting the health of others and linking together with iron-wrought chains of friendship and kindness all the children of the world, are regarded by the Red Cross members as an absolute duty. With the colossal rise of human suffering, Red Cross presence is essential and fundamental in deterring and diluting the agony and woe.

The Mount Alvernia High School Red Cross Youth Group, after years of extinction, has sprouted alive once more. They have done superbly well since their birth last year and are still doing well at present. Having only appeared on scene recently, their capitalizing growth is slowly and increasingly showing patterns of visibility. With the Heroes’ Day Parade march last year and the agglomerating with the Cornwall College and Montego Bay High Red Cross Youth Groups, the rigorous drilling and toiling earned us a plethora of kudos from the Red Cross heads and militants.

Although not yet enrolled at present, numerous welfare services are being planned to help uplift and carry out the Red Cross humanitarian principles. Visiting infirmaries, hospices and transforming the Mount Alvernia High School’s surroundings are at the very top of the long list.

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School Band

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School Choir

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Science Club

President 2012-2013: Kadiann Alison

Science club is an excellent way through which students may learn about science. Meetings are held weekly on Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. in the 75 classroom. When conducting experiments it is moved to the Biology lab. There are approximately 40 students in the club.

Every Tuesday the club commences with devotion, welcome, then old and new business matters are discussed. A number of activities take place within Science Club which includes: experiments, Power Point® presentations and interactive activities. During those activities students are given interesting facts that are relative to what they are doing. At each meeting the secretary takes roll call and writes the minutes to keep track of all Science Club matters.

Science Club has done fairly well over the period in review and it expects to do better as its members enter more competitions.

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Spanish Club

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Speech and Drama Club

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Student Councilor

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Track and Field Team

The team competed in the 2012-2013 ISSA Boys and Girls championships. They ventured to the first qualifying meet at Irwin where the girls did fairly well.

Those who qualified in Class 4 were: Kemba Nelson, Kiara Haughton, Amanda Lawrence, Shannon Allen, Meshale Sherwood, Shandrine Morris, Milanna Cunningham, Denecia Rushton and Amanda Williams.

The Class 3 qualifiers were Davia Cameron, Anna Gay Cooper, Sasharee Henry, Kiona Gayle, Theresa Brown, Vanessa Hutchins and Amberola Campbell.

The only qualifier for Class 2 was Lishaun Wilson.

The team next competed in the Alcan-Kirkvine track meet where Davia Cameron and Mateel Peddie qualified for the 400 metres. The team proved to be mighty champions who fought to the end to receive qualifying times.

They then participated in meets at STETHS proving that they are indeed champions.

The Mt. Alvernia track team entered the Cocoa Western Championship on February 16, 2013 in Irwin. There they competed to qualify for the Milo Relay finals held at the St. James Sports Complex. They were placed 7th overall.

Thanks must be extended to Mrs. Cherian, our principal, for always encouraging us; to our coaches Mr. Cooper, Mr. Mendez and Mrs. Chen for their hard work and to Mr. Morle, our driver throughout the entire journey.

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Tennis

The Tennis Club would like to congratulate the Citadel which celebrates its 40th anniversary.

Over the past two years, the competitive spirit of the Tennis Club was revived. The new team participated in the Pan Caribbean Schools’ Junior Tennis Tournament in 2011 and was placed second, and in 2012 they re-entered hoping to win the Under 14 Juniors title.

On November 16th and 17th, the team went on an excursion to Mountain View in Kingston, for a Pan Caribbean Schools Junior Tennis Tournament at the Tennis Jamaica Court. The hope was to capture the title for the juniors and return with the trophy.

The team, consisting of eight members including the president and reserves, was accompanied by the school’s tennis coach, Mr. Charles Gordon and teacher, Miss Barrett.

During the competition, several of the players were faced with physical challenges including an asthmatic attack. After consideration, a decision was taken to default the doubles match against Campion College as the health of the players was deemed more important. This match, if won, would have given us the championship.

Aside from these ailments, the girls did fairly well. Their perseverance resulted in the winning of two out of five matches.

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Tourism in action

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